2017 / 52 minutes

Directed by
Martin Gruber Frank Seidel
Country of production

An investigation into the rituals in a small village on the coast of Guinea, West Africa to commemorate a recently deceased woman (a Muslim celebration of the 40th day after death conducted by a local Imam, and a Mkisaata ritual, performed by the members of a Nalu female secret society in honour of its deceased member). “Between Islam and the Sacred Forest“ tells a story about the women’s power to create their own space in a male dominated society and the more general struggle between Muslim and indigenous religious practices.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest
Language and subtitles
Nalu French Susu
Location(s) depicted
Kabaak, Guinea